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I came across this strange Plastic coated good conduct ribbon bar today. I is a clutch back type with Phinney clutches. It is Maker Marked Pat Pending and U.S. Abgeles (sp?) Any Idea as to era this was made and has anyone seen many of these..

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Just a normal wolf brown ribbon, bottom line is Los Angeles. WW2 Period ribbon. coating texture could change from being exposed to heat/cold which is most likely the case!

Please Remember the Following Service Members who have passed on!


Manley S Webb- 1925-2006 US Navy WW2

James W Boutilier - 1921-1983 US Navy Seabees WW2

Russell W Haight - 1876-1953 Spanish American War, Cuban Pacification, Mexican Border War NYNG

Lt Colonel William H Warren 1921-2014 USAF

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Interesting mount. Ive seen this once before. As aside, Wolf-Brown had patented, proprietary mounts and clutches, very different from that shown here. If a serviceman didnt have the correct mount. One had to improvise to create something that you fit.

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The mount is correct. It's one of the two types, used by Wolf-Brown.

Did Wolf-Brown actually make the type shown here? Ive never found any documentation on them. Its definitely an inferior design compared to their patented design. I have one of these wire mounts on a Wolf-Brown SSM ribbon, and its misshapen like the GC ribbon seen here.

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